Welcome to Redeemer Lutheran Church and Redeemer Preschool

37 Newton-Sparta Road, Newton, NJ 07860

“Knowing Christ and making Christ known since 1954”

As God’s people we joyfully share Jesus with others through His word and to His glory

Join us for Sunday Worship at 11am


Regular Sunday Worship is at 11am February through July and at 9am August through January. Watch for special announcements for the time and location of 5th Sunday of the month services.


For more information visit Redeemer’s VBS tab.




Why Jesus? – Watch this short video.

Why Jesus?

For more visit the ‘What we believe’ tab.


Visit the Adult Study Resources tab for brief online learning opportunities.


Check out the celebration at the Preschool 50th Anniversary tab.


Fire Pit Fellowship


Redeemer’s newest fellowship opportunity is The Fire Pit Fellowship. The purpose of this fellowship event is to bring people together for a time of relaxation around a fire pit to share stories and songs, play some games, make and eat some s’mores and enjoy a respite from our hectic life.  We are planning to meet once a month during the late spring through the early fall.  This is a family friendly event open to anyone.

The next Fire Pit Fellowship is Saturday June 15, 2024 at 6:30pm, weather permitting.



Celebrating 70 years of Lutheran Worship in Sussex County

It began modestly enough, with a short announcement in the local newspaper on February 19, 1953:
“Lutheran services will be held in the county service building, 18 Church Street, Newton, starting Sunday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m. if sufficient interest is shown it is planned to organize a congregation on a permanent basis and expand services and facilities.”

From that first meeting grew Redeemer Lutheran Church, which stands as the oldest Lutheran Church in Sussex County. The 60 adults and eight children who attended that first worship service planted the seeds for a church that continues to serve several communities in lower Sussex County. Visit the History Tab for more of our history.



Meet our Pastor

Pastor Brian Handrich graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1997.  He first served a dual parish in northeast Nebraska before coming to Flemington, New Jersey in 2002. In 2010 he received a call to Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newton, NJ where he still serves.

In January 2022, Redeemer entered into a partnership with The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Stanhope to share the Pastoral Ministries.  Pastor Handrich is now serving as the pastor of both congregations.

Pastor Brian is a ballroom dancer, gardener, and medieval history buff – a bit of a renaissance man in the truest sense.

visit the Study Tab for Table Talk, a Zoom study lead by Pastor Brian